Entries Tagged as 'Standards'

Charleston eBook Preconference – eBook standards session

November 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Yesterday at the Charleston Conference we hosted a preconference on eBooks, titled “eBooks: Not just another binding.”  Carolyn Morris from Coutts, James Galbraith from OCLC, Janet Fischer from PCG Industries, and Sue Polanka from Wright State University organized the preconference.  There were 5 sessions on a variety of topics.  The discussion was great, questions were […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Conferences/Events · Standards

Webinar on eBook Standards

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Thanks to TeleRead for the heads up on this one. eBook  Readers and Standards…..Where to Next? Webinar, November 18th, 11:00 EST Speakers:  Michael Smith, Director of the IDPF and Sarah Rotman Epps, eBook Market Analyst at Forrester As the eBook market rapidly unfolds, it seems to get more complex by the day. Publishers are struggling […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Standards

Last chance for Charleston eBook preconference

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

If you are headed to Charleston next week and have Wednesday free, please consider attending the preconference.  The full program is listed here. Summaries/highlights will be posted to the blog after the event. EBOOKS:  NOT JUST ANOTHER BINDING XXIX CHARLESTON CONFERENCE – ISSUES IN BOOK AND SERIAL ACQUISITION CHARLESTON, SC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009: eBooks […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Patron Driven Acquisition · Standards

Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

September 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is an update on the eBook preconference planned for the Charleston Conference on November 4th. Time: 9 am – 4 pm eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Cost: $125 Speakers: Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; Lindsey Schell, University of Texas – Austin, Anne Behler, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University; […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards

EPUB maintenance to begin this month

August 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

An IDPF Press Release: IDPF Launches EPUB Standards Maintenance Work The EPUB standards are open and living specifications, rapidly gaining momentum. The members of the working group are committed to assisting with corrections and improvements to the EPUB standards that will lead to wider adoption and greater accessibility. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 16, 2009 — […]

[Read more →]

Tags: EPUB · Formats · Press Releases · Standards

New blog interview – Andy Weissberg, Bowker & ISTC

July 24th, 2009 · Comments Off

NSR has a great new interview posted with Andy Weissberg, VP of Identifier Services and Corporate Marketing at Bowker.  One of Andy’s tasks at Bowker is the ISTC, the International Standard Text Code.  This interview discusses the ISTC, ISBN, and other standards which relate to the publishing industry (for ordering/selling/tracking) and for libraries.  It’s a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Interviews · Standards · Vendor News

Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

July 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Charleston Conference has announced their pre-conference program. There is one on eBooks – Wednesday, November 4th. eBooks: Not Just Another Binding Time: 9 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 Speakers: Keith Powell, Head of Acquisitions, The UC Irvine Libraries ; Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; and Holly Tomren, Electronic […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards

ISTC – International Standard Text Code

July 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last Friday at the NISO/BISG forum on changing standards I heard a presentation by Andy Weissberg at Bowker on the ISTC standard.  This standard was adopted in March of 2009 and according to an ISTC press release, “The ISTC system provides a means of uniquely and persistently identifying textual works in information systems, and facilitates […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Conferences/Events · Press Releases · Standards

eBook Standards – summary of NISO/BISG program

July 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last Friday at ALA I was part of a NISO/BISG panel on the changing standards landscape.  There were many speakers, each discussing various aspects of eBook standards like business models, ISBNs, epub, DRM, and the standards and features needed by librarians (which was my part).  I’ve summarized my presentation here and would welcome additional suggestions […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Standards

BISG Program on eBook Standards

June 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

July 10, 2009 | 12:30pm – 4:00pm | Hyatt Regency Chicago @ ALA Annual Conference The Book Industry Study Group will host a program the Friday before the ALA Conference in Chicago.  You need not be registered for ALA to attend this program, but obviously it’s encouraged. The program, “The Changing Standards Landscape: Creative Solutions […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · Formats · Standards